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Candlestick

French
1677–80
Charles Delafond (Master in 1639)


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

13.9 x 10.7 cm (5 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1993.380.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of candlesticks. On a square base with canted corners and a molded rim. The welled base rises to a molded circular knop which gives way to a compressed baluster stem. The nozzle is spool shaped with a molded rim. There is an armorial engraved in the well of the base.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a crowned fleur-de-lis, two grains, CF, a wing (Nocq, p. 35). Warden's Mark: unclear, either an I or an L Nocq writes that the only date letters associated with the charge mark found on this piece are either an I or a K,so it is likely a crowned I, of 1677 (Dennis, 242). Charge Mark: 1677-1680: a n A surmounted by a fleur-de-lis and two fleurons (Dennis, 242). Discharge Mark: 1677-1680: a crown (Dennis, 242). The Maker's mark is found on the underside and the inner rim of the base and on the nozzle, the Warden's and Charge marks are on the underside of the base, while the Discharge mark is on the nozzle.

Provenance

1912, Cabanis collection, Paris

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection